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To Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Christian fellowship is a gift from God. He writes in Life Together that:

Communal life is again recognized by Christians today as the grace that it is, as the extraordinary, the “roses and lilies” of the Christian life (19). Do we see times together with our brothers and sisters in Jesus as “extraordinary” moments in our Christian experience? Bonhoeffer also points out that our Christian fellowship is only possible through Jesus Christ…

Christianity means community through Jesus Christ and in Jesus Christ. No Christian community is more or less than this. Whether it be a brief, single encounter or daily fellowship of years, Christian community is only this. We belong to one another only through and in Jesus Christ (19).

Bonhoeffer explains further…

What does this mean? It means, first, that a Christian needs others because of Jesus Christ. It means, second, that a Christian comes to others only through Jesus Christ. It means, third, that in Jesus Christ we have been chosen from eternity, accepted in time, and united for eternity (21).

Thus, each time we are in the presence of other Christians, we have have the opportunity to thank God for his gift of fellowship.

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